'Sad news, for fans of Alice Munro, the short-story author whom Margaret Atwood once described as en route to 'international literary sainthood,' and whose writing Jane Smiley, awarding her the Man Booker international prize, said was 'practically perfect.' She has told Canadian press that she's retiring – and this time she sounds definite.
Winning the Trillium book award for Dear Life, Munro told the National Post that the prize was 'a little more special in that I'm probably not going to write any more. And, so, it's nice to go out with a bang,' adding that this was definitely it for her, and she has 'very much' come to terms with the decision.
'I'm delighted. Not that I didn't love writing, but I think you do get to a stage where you sort of think about your life in a different way. And perhaps, when you're my age, you don't wish to be alone as much as a writer has to be. It's like, at the wrong end of life, sort of becoming very sociable,' she said."
— Alison Flood, The Guardian
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